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3718

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education

Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleBSOR/BEd(Sec)
CRICOS code072262D
Total credit points required204
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Peninsula)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3718
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9904 4291 or email education.peninsula@monash.edu or visit http://www.education.monash.edu.

Course coordinator

http://www.education.monash.edu.au/courses/course-advisers.html

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Full-time study only. In order to complete the degree within four years it is necessary for students to overload by 12 points in the fourth year.
  • The sport and outdoor recreation component of this degree requires on-campus study at Peninsula in year one, Peninsula and Clayton in years two and three, and Clayton in year four. This course requires students to undertake off-campus placements.

Description

Secondary school teachers are specialists in one or more areas within a school curriculum, allowing them to focus on subjects and issues where they have professional expertise and qualifications. This course provides students with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the areas they intend to teach in schools. This approach enables students to develop their knowledge and expertise in sport and outdoor recreation disciplines as well as developing their knowledge and expertise in the discipline of education. Students also learn through practical experiences, completing professional placements in secondary schools and other settings, including opportunities for overseas or remote practical experiences.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html.

Upon successful completion of the sport and outdoor recreation component of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate the knowledge and skills of those seeking to work in the sport, outdoor recreation, and active lifestyles, health and wellbeing promotion professions
  • display interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and leadership, coaching and/or instructional competencies in sport and outdoor recreation
  • understand the community and lifespan perspectives of physical activity, outdoor experiences and their role in health promotion, wellbeing and sustainable living
  • understand the need for professional, safe and appropriate standards of competence in sport and outdoor recreation.

Upon successful completion of the education component of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • integrate theoretical perspectives on teaching and learning as well as the culture and contexts of schooling
  • link theoretical perspectives to different educational contexts and be able to use these linkages to inform and develop their practice
  • attain a high level of competence as knowledgeable, reflective, research-oriented and articulate practitioners
  • be self-sufficient and independent as beginning teachers in a secondary context generally and in the specific areas of sport and outdoor recreation education that they select for study in their Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Recreation.

Special requirements

Students are required to complete a swimming rescue certificate or AUSTSWIM certificate or Swim Teacher's Certificate (ASCTA) and a First Aid certificate (minimum Level II) as part of their course requirements. Both must be current at the time of graduation.

Fieldwork

Students must successfully complete the outdoor experiences and physical activity requirements of each unit (approximately 40 to 60 days in total over the course duration).

Students must complete teaching practice which consists of a minimum of 80 days of satisfactory supervised school experience. Students will only be given permission to complete a placement in their place of employment in exceptional circumstances and if they will receive the required level of supervision. Where permission is granted, students will not be permitted to undertake more than 50 per cent of the placement in their place of employment. Students must be available to undertake placements on a full-time basis and attend their placement for full days at times determined by the faculty.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for registration and employment as secondary school teachers in the government, Catholic and independent school systems in Victoria. For interstate and overseas positions, applicants are advised to check with local authorities.

Students seeking registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (or their local authority) should check the latest registration requirements for certifications in First Aid and/or AUSTSWIM or similar.

Structure

This course consists of studies in sport and outdoor recreation and studies in education, incorporating compulsory and elective units, and teaching placements. Students must complete one of three pathways in sport and outdoor recreation, including studies in academic disciplines appropriate for the sport and recreation industry and/or teaching at the secondary level and the adult and vocational education sector.

Requirements

First year

All students must complete:

  • EDF1303 Learning and educational inquiry 1
  • EDF1304 Learning and educational inquiry 2
  • EDF1611 Introduction to sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF1612 Foundations of outdoor recreation
  • EDF1613 Biophysical foundations of physical activity A
  • EDF1614 Biophysical foundations of physical activity B
  • EDF1615 Experiential environmental education
  • EDF1616 Lifespan physical activity and wellness

Pathways

Students must complete years two to four in one of the following three pathway options.

Physical education/outdoor education)

Second year

  • EDF2004 Curriculum inquiry
  • EDF2005 Professional responsibilities, practice and relationships
  • EDF2611 Experiencing aquatic environments
  • EDF2612 Experiential education in sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF2613 Adventure education
  • EDF2614 Outdoor leadership and programming
  • EDF2615 Community physical activity and wellness
  • EDF2616 Coaching

Third year

  • EDF3006 Adolescent development and learning
  • EDF3007 Mediating the world of learning
  • EDF3008 Researching educational practices
  • EDF3009 Schooling: Local - global
  • EDF3614 Expeditionary learning or EDF3616 Camp planning and practices
  • EDF3615 Experiencing the Australian landscape
  • EDF2618 Dance in education
  • EDF3619 Sport and physical activity education

Fourth year

  • EDF3613 Trends, controversies and issues in sport and outdoor recreation or EDF3622 Advanced sports coaching and development
  • EDF3618 Research planning in sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF4004 Curriculum and assessment
  • EDF4006 Professional engagement
  • EDF4730 Professional experience 1A and EDF4731 Professional experience 1B
  • EDF4733 Professional experience 2A and EDF4734 Professional experience 2B
  • EDF4832 Outdoor education
  • EDF4833 Physical education

Physical education and alternative second specialism

Second year

  • EDF2004 Curriculum inquiry
  • EDF2005 Professional responsibilities, practice and relationships
  • EDF2611 Experiencing aquatic environments
  • EDF2612 Experiential education in sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF2615 Community physical activity and wellness
  • EDF2616 Coaching
  • two units from second discipline sequence

Third year

  • EDF3006 Adolescent development and learning
  • EDF3007 Mediating the world of learning
  • EDF3008 Researching educational practices
  • EDF3009 Schooling: Local - global
  • EDF2618 Dance in education
  • EDF3619 Sport and physical activity education
  • two units from second discipline sequence

Fourth year

Outdoor education and alternative second specialism

Second year

  • EDF2004 Curriculum inquiry
  • EDF2005 Professional responsibilities, practice and relationships
  • EDF2611 Experiencing aquatic environments
  • EDF2612 Experiential education in sport and outdoor recreation
  • EDF2613 Adventure education
  • EDF2614 Outdoor leadership and programming
  • two units from second discipline sequence

Third year

  • EDF3006 Adolescent development and learning
  • EDF3007 Mediating the world of learning
  • EDF3008 Researching educational practices
  • EDF3009 Schooling: Local - global
  • EDF3614 Expeditionary learning or EDF3616 Camp planning and practice
  • EDF3615 Experiencing the Australian landscape
  • two units from second discipline sequence

Fourth year

Students should refer to the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) specialist area and Faculty of Education guidelines for information on definitions, teaching methodologies and specialist areas.

Discipline sequence 1 and discipline sequence 2 must satisfy the requirements for the study of two secondary teaching method units in the fourth year and the requirements for registration laid down by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Students are advised to consult the VIT website at http://www.vit.vic.edu.au in consultation with their course adviser. Particular care must be taken in unit choice by those wishing to qualify as health and physical or outdoor education teachers. Students should consult their course adviser to assist in planning their program of study.

Alternative exit(s)

Students who wish to graduate with a Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Recreation prior to the completion of the double degree course must have completed at least 144 points of studies, including all of the sport and outdoor recreation requirements for the double degree course.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Recreation